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Lifetime reproductive success and sexual selection theory

Walter D. Koenig

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter summarizes studies of lifetime reproductive success (LRS) conducted on odonates. Such studies have focused on many characters, but have typically concluded that survivorship — the main ... More


Thermal Sensitivity

Michael J. Angilletta

in Thermal Adaptation: A Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198570875
eISBN:
9780191718748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570875.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

The performances of organisms depend greatly on temperature, with most performances being maximized within a narrow thermal range. This phenomenon stems from effects of temperature on cellular ... More


Temperature and the Life History

Michael J. Angilletta

in Thermal Adaptation: A Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198570875
eISBN:
9780191718748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570875.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

The thermal sensitivity of performance places selective pressures on the life histories of ectotherms. In general, higher developmental temperatures lead to smaller adult sizes and offspring sizes. ... More


Communication about coping as a survivor

Linda E Carlson and Barry D Bultz

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

As medical cancer treatments become more and more successful, a growing cohort of cancer survivors is emerging. Maintaining effective communication with survivors poses a host of new challenges that ... More


Fideicommissary Substitutions: Scots Law in Historical and Comparative Perspective

George L Gretton

in Exploring the Law of Succession: Studies National, Historical and Comparative

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632909
eISBN:
9780748651436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632909.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines fideicommissary substitutions in Scots law from a comparative and historical standpoint, explaining that Scotland had a pre-Reformation inter vivos institution called the ... More


Population Densities and Dynamics

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter provides an overview of beaver population densities and population dynamics. Beavers hold territories that contain essential food and water resources, thus limiting their population ... More


Animal Innovation: An Introduction

Simon M. Reader and Kevin N. Laland

in Animal Innovation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198526223
eISBN:
9780191689406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526223.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The goal of this chapter is to provide definitions, identify key questions related to animal innovation, and present an overview of the current trends in innovation-related research. The chapter ... More


Termination of Co-Ownership; Severance

Roger J. Smith

in Plural Ownership

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298526
eISBN:
9780191685460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298526.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Two issues surround the termination of co-ownership: when does the co-ownership of the specific property terminate and when does all co-ownership terminate. In this chapter, the author explores the ... More


Joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Common Reviewed

Roger J. Smith

in Plural Ownership

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298526
eISBN:
9780191685460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298526.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Controversies have arisen on the validity of considering two forms of co-ownership. This chapter examines whether there is a need to reform the present law and take the process of simplification ... More


Population and Community Ecology

Alfonso Valiente-Banuet and Héctor Godínez-Alvarez

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti show considerable diversity of life form in tropical and subtropical America. Species diversity increases considerably toward the tropics, Mexico being the most important center, with 850 ... More


The Organization and Scale of Private Business

Patrick L. Anderson

in The Economics of Business Valuation: Towards a Value Functional Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804758307
eISBN:
9780804783224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758307.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents the available information on the number of businesses in the United States, and the number by size class, the share that fulfill a common definition of “small” business, and the ... More


Using Bad Data

Gary Smith and Jay Cordes

in The 9 Pitfalls of Data Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844396
eISBN:
9780191879937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844396.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

Good data scientists consider the reliability of the data, while data clowns don’t. Reported data sometimes systematically misrepresent the phenomena being recorded. Data can be deformed by extremely ... More


The Cacophony of Disaster: The Metaphorical Body of Sound in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man

Inbar Kaminsky

in The Male Body in Medicine and Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786940520
eISBN:
9781789629170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940520.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this essay Inbar Kaminsky examines the physical dislocations that followed the emotional trauma of 9/11. Robbed of his ability to process the monumental collapse of meaning represented by the ... More


Situating the Research Project

Susan L. Miller

in Journeys: Resilience and Growth for Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520286085
eISBN:
9780520961463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286085.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 2 accomplishes two things. First, it outlines the research methodology conducted in the project, detailing the two groups of women that comprise the sample. Second, it explores the blurred ... More


Paths to Survivorship and Suggestions for Policy

Susan L. Miller

in Journeys: Resilience and Growth for Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520286085
eISBN:
9780520961463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286085.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 6 addresses the broader impact and significance of the research, exploring the meaning of long-term recovery, growth, and resilience by recognizing the multiple pathways to survivorship. ... More


“Towards a Nomothetic Paleontology”: The MBL Model and Stochastic Paleontology

David Sepkoski

in Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

The study and modeling of the history of diversity over time motivated a methodological question: how reliable is the fossil record, and how can that reliability be tested? These problems became the ... More


Illiquid Assets

Andrew Ang

in Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199959327
eISBN:
9780199382323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959327.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

After taking into account biases induced by infrequent trading and selection, it is unlikely that illiquid asset classes have higher risk-adjusted returns than traditional liquid stock and bond ... More


Mutual Funds and Other 40-Act Funds

Andrew Ang

in Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199959327
eISBN:
9780199382323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959327.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Mutual fund managers are talented, but, on average, none of that skill enriches asset owners. The average mutual fund underperforms the market after fees, investors chase funds with high past returns ... More


Hedge Funds

Andrew Ang

in Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199959327
eISBN:
9780199382323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959327.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Hedge funds (HFs) are not an asset class. HF returns have large exposure to dynamic factors—especially volatility risk. After taking these nonlinear risks into account, the average HF is unlikely to ... More


Benchmarking and Bias in Hedge Funds

Jeffrey S. Smith, Kenneth Small, and Phillip Njoroge

in Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190607371
eISBN:
9780190607401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses investment benchmarking and measurement bias in hedge fund performance. A good benchmark should be unambiguous, investible, measurable, appropriate, reflective of current ... More


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